#1
I've decided I want to look into bass as a third instrument, as I already play drums and guitar.

Would a good starting point be, a Squier Standard J-Bass and an Acoustic B200 1x15 200W? Or maybe a Fender Standard with a cheaper amp?

I will be gigging with it, so is this a good starting point, or should I save up some more bones?
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#2
not the squier standard, get a bit more cash and go squier Vintage modified or classic vibe
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#3
if you could you could look at a modified 70's squier jazz.I will find a link for you.
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#5
I think I'll go for the Classic Vibe J-bass, love that pickguard with the white.
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#6
yeh i have a mexican in white and it damn sexc.
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#7
I'd save up more and not get a squire. youll want to change it out real soon if you do, especially if your gigging with it.
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#8
It depends on how far you plan on taking it. My first bass was a Squire, and it was wonderful for a starting point (I dared not to play it at gigs though, because it's terrible.) The modified squire's are pretty shnazzy, though.
#9
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It depends on how far you plan on taking it. My first bass was a Squire, and it was wonderful for a starting point (I dared not to play it at gigs though, because it's terrible.) The modified squire's are pretty shnazzy, though.


I'll probably end up gigging regularly with it.

I was thinking of that, but I'm not a fan of the look of it.

Maybe a Classic Vibe Squire? I need the money for an amp.
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#10
I'd like to note that a fender type neck may not suit you best as you are coming from guitar. Fender necks are wider(from fretboard back). If you try it and like it I'd say go for it. The VM series is great but if you need the money for an amp which is much more important then definitely go for the vibe.

If you like a thinner neck look into ibanez...maybe something like this.


http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SR300DX-Soundgear-Bass-Guitar-?sku=519506

or look into used. maybe like this

http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/details.cfm?listId=105029549

http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/details.cfm?listId=104573980

http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/details.cfm?listId=104960854
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I'd like to note that a fender type neck may not suit you best as you are coming from guitar. Fender necks are wider(from fretboard back). If you try it and like it I'd say go for it. The VM series is great but if you need the money for an amp which is much more important then definitely go for the vibe.

If you like a thinner neck look into ibanez...maybe something like this.


http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SR300DX-Soundgear-Bass-Guitar-?sku=519506

or look into used. maybe like this

http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/details.cfm?listId=105029549

http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/details.cfm?listId=104573980

http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/details.cfm?listId=104960854


I think I'll be fine, I can touch my thumb to my pinky around the fretboard on my Les Paul, I prefer a thick neck.

I'll be sure to try it out though. Yeah, I'd like the money for an amp.

On that matter, what's a good amp for bass that is able to gig and has a really low growl to it (well obviously, it's a bass amp)? I would love something with a deep, grungy growl.
Player, give me some brew an I might just chill
but I'm the type that like to light another joint like Cypress Hill